Since Fedor Emelianenko's surprise return to professional competition in 2015, fans of the 'Last Emperor' have been bitterly disappointed with the standard of his opposition. After being matched against a 2-0 Jaideep Singh in his return fight, it appeared as though Fedor was not interested in facing elite competition in the twilight of his career.
However, during a recent interview with EpicMMA, Fedor revealed that he is open to a rematch with UFC heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum, and that he even informed the UFC that he would negotiate for that match-up.
"I would like to have a rematch against Fabricio Werdum," said Fedor. "I told the UFC that I want and would accept that fight."
While last year's negotiations with the UFC did not go very far, Fedor insists that the North American promotion is a viable option.
"I have been asked about the UFC a lot. Our doors are open and we are talking about it. Maybe it will happen in the future."